NNPC / Total Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduates 2019/2020

NNPC / Total Scholarship For Undergraduate Nigerians for 2019/2020 Session is Now Available. The scholarship is for 100level and 200 level students. Applications will close November 14. The scholarship worth’s N150,000.00. See other vital information below.

This is to inform the general public especially students who are currently in their 100level or 200level in any recognize institution in Nigeria, that the NNPC/Total scholarship for 2019/2020 session has been announced.

Recommended: See other Scholarships for Nigerian Students.

About the NNPC/Total Scholarship

Annually, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUCN): Total Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (Total E&P Nig Ltd) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), together with their venture partners, award scholarships to deserving Nigerian students in the tertiary institutions in the country.

The programme is aimed at promoting academic excellence and quality manpower development in the Country. This is one of the many ways TOTAL demonstrates its commitment to the educational development of Nigerian students. It is a part of NNPC/TOTAL’s rich Corporate Social Responsibility.

 General Requirements:

  • The call for submission of applications is publicized in the national dailies. It is also be online on Total website as well as on the Company Intranet
  • All Scholarship awards are by merit selection after the intending beneficiary has presented himself/herself, sat for and passed the selection tests at the designated centres across the Country
  • The application process is online
  • A national Examination body administers, conducts and marks the selection examination and provides the tests results in a secure environment
  • Selection tests is annual for that current academic session
  • Student verification exercise is carried out from time to time students on the scheme.
  • An Award letter signed by the Deputy Managing Director, DMD, of TUCN is the sole evidence of commitment of TUCN to the awardee. The beneficiary must return a fully signed Acceptance Form committing him/her to the regulations guiding the National Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • Payment of the award is strictly into the beneficiary’s personal bank account. The first payments shall be made within two months of the award while the subsequent payments shall be upon receipt of annual school result of beneficiary.
  • Beneficiaries are strictly first or second year students of tertiary institutions and must have completed all admission processes and have obtained duly signed university Admission/Offer Letter and/or Student Matriculation number
  • No changes in the course of study, the location of study or the duration of course is entertained during the life of the National Merit Scholarship award. Any such change must be communicated in a written application and reviewed on its merit
  • The National Merit Scholarship award is non-transferable and non-extendable. It is not a future Engagement Contract neither is any student under any Bond with the Company during or after the period of award

Students Eligible to Apply for NNPC/Total Scholarship

To qualify for consideration, the applicant MUST:

  1. Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
  2. Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
  3. Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
  4. Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
  5. Show proof of Admission letter from the University and Matriculation Number
  6. Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students)


  • Students with less than 200 score in UTME need not apply
  • 200 Level Students with less than 2.50 CGPA of 5-point scale, or equivalent, need not apply.
  • 300 level students and above need not apply
  • Current beneficiaries of similar awards from the oil industry need not apply.

Rules for Awarding NNPC / Total Scholarship

 Criteria / Rules for Award:

  • The CSR-Education Department, TUCN implements the National Merit Scholarship program in line with approved Procedure
  • The National Merit Scholarship Award Scheme is an educational assistance for undergraduate students in recognized Nigeria universities
  • All matriculated undergraduate regular students in their first or second year of study in recognized Nigerian universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship tests
  • All candidates must supply their matriculation numbers and other relevant information from their Universities to be eligible for the award
  • No scholarship is awarded to students on part time/sandwich programs
  • The award is made to only those who are not holding similar scholarships from the industry
  • The award is based on the result of a selection test to be administered by a National Examination body (WAEC or its equivalent)
  • The award is effective for the current session of award but renewable for the remaining duration of the students’ program
  • The award is only renewable upon the presentation of academic performance of a CGPA of not less than 2.5 on a 5 point scale or equivalent (e.g 50% of a 4 or 7 point scale), obtained in the previous academic session
  • All awardees shall open an account in a Nigerian bank in their own name through which the scholarship payments shall be made. No awardee shall be paid in cash

How to Apply for the NNPC/Total Scholarship

First you must register in the scholarship portal.

After registration, a link will be sent to your email which you will use to apply for the NNPC/total scholarship. Below are explanation of the fields you will fill during the nnpc/total scholarship registration.

Personal Information: Enter your name, date of birth and permanent home address Upload your recent passport photograph.

2. Contact Information: Enter your email and mobile phone information. Only use an active email and mobile phone number.

3. Origin: Enter your state and local government of origin data. You are required to upload a certificate or proof of origin from your local government or state.

4. University Information: Select your university, course and year of study. You will be required to upload your JAMB/University admission letter.

5. Result Information: Input your JAMB score or CPGA. You are required to upload your JAMB statement of result and university CPGA. For year two medical students, your JAMB score suffices.

6. Review Application: Review your application ensure all fields have been correctly entered. Upload all the documents required:

  • Recent Passport Photograph
  • Certificate or Proof of Origin
  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
  • UTME result
  • JAMB/University Admission Letter
  • 1st Year Result showing CGPA

7. Conclusion: Attest that all info given is true. Accept terms and condition. On screen alert will confirm that you have successfully completed the application. You will receive an email to confirm this too. 

Application Forms are available online and must be completed online. Application opens October 14 and closes on November 14,2019. Selection tests will hold on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at designated centers nationwide which will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. Candidates will fully bear the cost transportation to test venue as no reimbursement shall be made. 

Candidates are therefore advised to choose a test center closest to them.




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Akparawa Edidiong

Good day, please I applied for this scholarship scheme since 7th Nov.,209 with a CGPA of 5.0 but I’m yet to receive any notification as regards the selection test…Has the process of shortlisting begun??


Please when is the due date for the exam?


Pls I applied for this years scholarship on 9th Nov. BT I have not received any response since then. And d exam is on 7th December 2019. Is the shortlisted names out for this year???

Big Joe

please sir what if I have 194 in Jamb and a 4.62 CGPQ in my first semester result won’t I be shortlisted???


I have registered for the NNPC/TOTAL scholarship, but how do I activate


Good morning. Please l participated in the Aptitude Test of the 2019 NNPC/CHEVRON JV National Scholarship Award held on the 5th of October 2019. Kindly let me know if the list of successful candidates has been released. Also we were told that our transport money to the centers we were assigned for the tests shall be reimbursed one week after the test date but nothing has been heard till today October 28, 2019. Thank you.


This year’s NNPC/TOTAL scholarship test is it going to be paper & pencil or CBT? & where are the NNPC/TOTAL designated test centers of the previous years?

Gabriel Ekeh

Does the NNPC /TOTAL scholarship test have past questions?

Goody Eze

I have been admitted into UNN but I haven’t paid acceptance fee; can I apply for this year’s NNPC/total scholarship for Nigerian undergraduates?

Eze Godwin Chizoba

Please my previous question was incomplete & to complete it, this is my question: my name appeared in this year’s UNN primary admission list & I have not even paid acceptance fees ; am I eligible to apply for this year NNPC/total scholarship for Nigerian undergraduates ?

Eze Godwin Chizoba

Please my name appeared in this year’s UNN primary admission list & I have not even paid acceptance fees; am I eligible to apply?


what is the mark to be attained in other to qualify for the scholarship

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